What’s Happening Oct. 27th – 31st


Monday:  Cross Country Team Permission Forms Due
Tuesday: Cross Country Meet – leaving school at 2:30 pm for Brennan Park
Wednesday: Don’t forget to bring in your internet forms! The prize draw is Friday!
Thursday: Don’t forget To bring a donation for the Hallowe’en Dance tomorrow – all ages! Proceeds to Free the Children!
Friday: HALLOWE’EN! Dances in gym after recess.

What’s Happening October 20th – 24th


Here is what’s happening this week:

Monday: Grade 6 Immunizations
Tuesday: XC Running at lunch
Wednesday: Some of our students at WE Day with Mme Farstad
Thursday: Thanks for remembering to send in your signed Internet Permission Forms! Due Oct. 31st

October 14th – 17th



Purposeful Play in K/1

Purposeful Play in K/1

Cross Country Practices are Tuesdays and Fridays at lunch for grades 3 – 6.  It is not too late to sign up.  There is one meet on Tuesday, Oct. 28th at Brennan Park.  Permission forms must be returned to Mrs. Paxton by Oct. 27th.

Join us this THURSDAY, OCT. 16TH for our ANNUAL FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER!  5:30 – 6:30pm, please bring your own plate and fork and some food to share.  The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open!

THURSDAY IS ALSO PICTURE DAY!  Students will have their individual pictures taken.  Bring your best smiles!

Welcome Back to School!

Happy Girls

Happy Girls

Our first week of school is now behind us and it feels really good to have all of the students in their classes, learning new things and making new friends.  We have sent home a paper copy of our newsletter today, but in future will send it via email.  It is also available to read on our website.

Our Annual Back to School Potluck Dinner will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Please bring an appetizer, salad, dessert or main dish and enjoy meeting the teachers, staff and other families.  The Scholastic Book Fair will also be at our school for your shopping enjoyment.

Cross Country Running will begin this Friday with Mrs. Paxton.  Students in grades 3 – 6 are welcome to join.  So far, we know of one meet being organized by the Squamish Montessori School.

We will be organizing a Terry Fox Run in October, We Day for some grade 6’s, and a lunchtime Hallowe’en Dance.  Stay tuned for more details to come.




School Starts Tomorrow!

Hello everyone.  We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.  The welcome bell will ring at 8:55 and at that time, we would like all returning English students to go to the place where they lined up last year.  All Grade 5 and 6 French Immersion students will go to the gym.  All Grade 1 French Immersion students will go to the library.  All new students should meet in the foyer by the office.  They will be taken to classes for the morning.

At 11:30 am, we will be having a Welcome Back Assembly.  Parents are welcome to come back to school at this time.  We will introduce the staff and share a short slide show about our school. Students will be dismissed after the assembly at 12:00 noon.  Full days of classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, except for kindergartens, who will gradually transition in.

Here is the school bus information for Britannia and North Yards:

Buses will be leaving Squamish Elementary at 12:00 noon on Monday, Sept. 22nd

Route No. 4 Britannia Beach to Squamish Elementary
Driver: Willy Weh
The Beach (Mining Museum)8:00 am
Lower Crescent: 8:02 am
Upper Crescent: 8:04 am
Klahanie: 8:14 am
Stawamus Reserve: 8:19 am
Plateau Drive 8:30 am
Stawamus Elementary Crosswalk: 8:43
Arrives @ Squamish Elementary at 8:43

Bus Route No 22 (b) North yards to HSSS and Squamish Elementary
Driver: Peter Lewis
Spiral Trailer Court 8:30 am
Three Rivers 8:33 am
Brothers Place 8:35 am
Arrives at Squamish Elementary @ 8:44 am

Kindergarten Transition

Today we have been phoning all of the new Kindergarten students’ parents and guardians to let them know about the gradual entry that will take place next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All other students, including new French Immersion Grade 1’s will attend from 8:55 am until 12 noon Monday, then 8:55 – 3:05 each day after that.

We look forward to seeing you all next week!


September 17th Update!

Hello everyone. Good news! We have a plan to open the school on Monday!

We would like all of our students in Grades 1 – 6, English and French Immersion, to please attend school on Monday, Sept. 22nd from 8:55 am until 12:00. The early dismissal will give teachers a chance to begin to put class lists together for the year.

We will be contacting all parents of kindergarten students to schedule a gradual entry to kindergarten, and we are committed to having all students, K-6, in their 2014-2015 classes by Friday morning at the latest. We plan to call you tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 18th.

Please see the attached letter from our Superintendent, Lisa McCullough, which explains the back-to-school process.

SD48 Sept 17 2014 Letter to Parents

Mrs. Reed and I will be in the office for the rest of this week. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.


Margaret Paxton